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India's ruling party routed in key state election

India's ruling party routed in key state election

India's ruling party was projected to lose a key state election on Tuesday, the vote count showed, in its first electoral test since deadly anti-government protests erupted nearly two months ago.

Exit polls predict Modi defeat as Delhi votes

Exit polls predict Modi defeat as Delhi votes

Millions in the Indian capital voted Saturday in a key regional election, with exit polls suggesting a big defeat for right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Facing criticism, Delhi police probe attack on students at elite university

Facing criticism, Delhi police probe attack on students at elite university

New Delhi police are investigating how masked men burst into a leading university and attacked student protesters with sticks and rods, an officer said on Monday, the latest incident to ignite criticism of India's ruling Hindu nationalists.

Backlash grows over contentious India citizenship list

Backlash grows over contentious India citizenship list

A controversial citizenship list in northeast India that has left almost two million people facing statelessness has been slammed by its political backers as those excluded from it face an uncertain future.

Two million face statelessness as India publishes citizenship list

Two million face statelessness as India publishes citizenship list

Almost two million people in northeast India were left facing statelessness on Saturday after the state of Assam published a citizenship list aimed at weeding out "foreign infiltrators"

India's parliament debates revoking Kashmir special status and split

India's parliament debates revoking Kashmir special status and split

India-administered Kashmir remained on a security lockdown and communication blackout on Tuesday as India's lower house of parliament was due to approve a resolution

India scraps special status for Kashmir amid crackdown

India scraps special status for Kashmir amid crackdown

India's government on Monday revoked the special status of Kashmir in a bid to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region with the rest of the country

Murder of Indian politician sets stage for election bloodshed

Murder of Indian politician sets stage for election bloodshed

Several thousand activists paraded through a West Bengal town Sunday with the body of a politician whose killing opened a campaign of violence ahead of India's general election.

Thousands protest citizenship bill in India's Assam

Thousands protest citizenship bill in India's Assam

Thousands in northeastern India protested Monday against a proposal to grant citizenship to religious minorities in the region, except Muslims, with critics attacking the bill as prejudiced and a sop to Hindus before elections.

Indian court allows BJP to form government in Karnataka

Indian court allows BJP to form government in Karnataka

Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was the biggest winner in the Karnataka state election but has fallen short of a majority, sparking a scramble for power between the party and its arch rival Congress.

Eight go on trial for rape, murder of Kashmir girl amid public outrage

Eight go on trial for rape, murder of Kashmir girl amid public outrage

Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India's Jammu and Kashmir state appeared in court on Monday for the first hearing in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and criticism of the ruling party.

Arrest in India rape case as outrage mounts over assaults

Arrest in India rape case as outrage mounts over assaults

Indian police have made another arrest after the alleged rape of a teenager by a ruling party politician sparked protests across the country, federal investigators said Sunday.